India telecommunications business Teleindia Networks has launched a data centre brand to address the growing need for colocation services in the country.
Under the name of DataSamudra, the privately held company has opened a facility in the north of Bengaluru, close to the Bangalore International Airport.
Located more precisely at the KIADB IT Park, a large IT park developed by Government of Karnataka, DataSamudra’s neighbours include well-known logos such as SAP, ABB, Bosh, Toyota, Tata, Reliance, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, Shell and others.
The greenfield hyperscale facility has a gross area of 100,000 sq ft and a rack count of 500 with an initial IT load of 3MW.
The launch of the facility was attended by tech executives as well as government dignitaries including Karnataka IT minister CN Ashwath Narayan, Amajit Gupta, CEO of Lightstorm Telecom Connectivity, and Daisy Chittilapilly, President of Cisco India and SAARC.
“Employment generation, global focus, and creating new avenues for emerging businesses are some of the immediate outcomes such projects bring about. DataSamudra will be a key contributor for such growth,” said the minister.
Mahanthesha KA, CEO & Managing Director, Teleindia group, added: “We all know the future is all about digital transformation, cloud and data. It was natural for us to look at setting this data centre as we believe in aligning our future vision with market trends and futuristic business proposition.
“DataSamudra is a stepping stone for us to move from traditional services business to a customer centric outcome based value proposition. We envision growing DataSamudra to multiple locations and geographies across India in time to come.”
Teleindia’s move to launch a new data centre business comes at a time when the country is seeing a largescale capital deployment across India’s top cities to build several data centre facilities.
Since the beginning of 2021, disclosed capital commitments have reached over $8 billion. However, the real figure is expected to be at least three to four times higher when counting with deals whose value has not been disclosed.
Among the major investments are Yondr’s $1 billion expansion plan, Bharti Airtel’s $673 million roadmap, Yotta Infrastructure’s $135 million, RackBank’s $1.2 billion hyperscale campus, Manta Data Centres’ $1 billion plans, to name but a few.